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Old   July 12, 2009, 04:38
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Hi,
I've seen freeFOAM and I would like to know if someone is using it.
As far I can see it is a more polished organization of openFOAM files which I believe has greater chanches to enter in some distribution repository.
What do you think about it?
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PS if I install it, can I continue to ask to the openFOAM forum as far as problems regarding the usage of the tool (namely creation and execution of cases)?
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Hi,
I've seen freeFOAM and I would like to know if someone is using it.
As far I can see it is a more polished organization of openFOAM files which I believe has greater chanches to enter in some distribution repository.
What do you think about it?
Thank you,
Xwang

PS if I install it, can I continue to ask to the openFOAM forum as far as problems regarding the usage of the tool (namely creation and execution of cases)?
Never heard of this product until I read your post. What are the objectives of such a project, most scientific/technical users have shifted to Linux, though tough learning but are happy using Linux.
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Never heard of this product until I read your post. What are the objectives of such a project, most scientific/technical users have shifted to Linux, though tough learning but are happy using Linux.
The project goals are weel described in the first page of the project:
http://freefoam.sourceforge.net/
As far as I can see, it is a more polished installation (I was able to install it using checkinstall in /usr/local) and it does not replicate programs already available through the distro (compiler and paraview).
As far as the usage, it should be the same as openfoam.
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The project goals are weel described in the first page of the project:
http://freefoam.sourceforge.net/
As far as I can see, it is a more polished installation (I was able to install it using checkinstall in /usr/local) and it does not replicate programs already available through the distro (compiler and paraview).
As far as the usage, it should be the same as openfoam.
Xwang
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Thanks for the information. Interesting to know the new team has eliminated the paraview problems. You check the messages on the OpenFOAM forum, half of them are related to paraview , that is really good news for the users, you might consider repeating your post on the OpenFOAM forum
I wish the new team success
It would be a smart idea if they plan to incorporate a GUI, do not you think?
Thanks
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Thanks for the information. Interesting to know the new team has eliminated the paraview problems. You check the messages on the OpenFOAM forum, half of them are related to paraview , that is really good news for the users, you might consider repeating your post on the OpenFOAM forum
I wish the new team success
It would be a smart idea if they plan to incorporate a GUI, do not you think?
Thanks
Well they have "simply" stripped paraview from the project. If you need it, you can use your distro package. The drawback is that you have to use foamToVTK before use it (parafoam is not compiled).
However they are making experiments with different plugins:
http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Ti..._Native_Reader
http://github.com/themiwi/ParaView3-...ts/tree/master
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Hello, recently I started to work with Freefoam. In our case, parafoam is not installed. To visualize the results I converted them to VTK format but I faced difficulty to visualize the results from chtMultiRegion solver i.e. when I have multi-regions. How can I convert the foam file for individual regions? Any help would be very much appreciated.


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